Busier 2017 Hurricane Season NOAA updates forecast


first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, August 25, 2017 – Providenciales – So far, the 2017 Hurricane season is overactive and outpacing other seasons by this time by 100%; weather officials say, “In the first nine weeks of this season, there have been six named storms.   That’s double the number of storms that would typically form by early August.”Add to this, more storm activity is forecast now for the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season as the National Atmospheric and Oceanic Administration, #NOAA which heads the National Hurricane Center has upgraded predictions from between 11 to 17 storms to now between 14 to 19 storms to affect the region.As we report, the remnants of Harvey have resurged to now create category 2 Hurricane Harvey and it is expected to batter Texas as it stalls over the coastal region of the lone star state.    In the Turks and Caicos, Dr. Virginia Clerveaux, Director of the Department of Disaster Management and Emergencies (DDME), said: “we know that it only takes ONE storm to affect the development gains that the Turks and Caicos Islands have achieved over the years.   Therefore, it is important that Government departments, businesses and residents in the Turks and Caicos Islands ensure that they are prepared this Hurricane Season and continue to monitor information from DDME’s Website and Social Media Pages.”It is explained by NOAA that this could be the most active season since 2010 which saw 21 depressions, 19 storms and 12 hurricanes.    The prediction on hurricanes which could form remains unchanged for 2017 at between five and nine.    As for Hurricane Harvey, it is expected to get to Category three by later today or tomorrow with winds up to 111mph.#MagneticMediaNews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:last_img read more

Psychologists say Facebook Twitter harden gender walls


first_img This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Citation: Psychologists say Facebook, Twitter harden gender walls (2012, June 25) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-06-psychologists-facebook-twitter-harden-gender.html Explore further Adding to a cynic’s file of Hardly-Shocking research is a new study out from the University of Bath that reports women are more attracted to social-networking sites than are men, who learn more toward Internet sites that carry games and gambling. Where the study does merit interest, however, is that it is a ten-year follow-up study that explores what if any changes have occurred since its first examination of gender differences in Internet usage in 2002. © 2012 Phys.Org Journal information: Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking The paper, “Gender, Internet experience, Internet identification and Internet anxiety: a ten year follow-up,” appears in Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking. Dr. Richard Joiner is the lead author.”In our previous research we had found no gender differences in the use of the Internet for communication, whereas in the current study we have found that females use the Internet for communication than males and were using social network sites more than males.”As the study authors point out, the Internet has changed considerably since their 2002 look, with the introduction of Facebook, Twitter and deluge of smartphones. Interestingly, some theorists claimed early on that technology advancements would lessen gender differences and that the Internet would be an equalizer, but these authors have found otherwise.Women were more attracted to social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter and were significantly more likely to use email and telephone over the web than males; males were more likely than females to use newsgroups, gaming and gambling sites.The University of Bath study examined results from 501 first-year psychology undergraduate students from six UK universities. There were 389 females and 100 males. Twelve participants did not specify their gender. The sample was chosen to match as closely as possible the 2002 study sample.Product vendors and marketing agencies, among others, are most likely to pay attention to Internet gender-usage studies. The takeaway of the University of Bath Department of Psychology study is that its authors say the gap has grown wider between the way in which men and women use the Internet.“Our findings indicate that rather than transcending or overcoming gender differences in wider society, Internet use by males and females seems to reflect, and in some instances even exacerbate, these broader trends.”They also express support of the view that gender differences in the use of the Internet reflect gender differences in wider society and are thus “more resistant to change than some people have suggested.” More information: opus.bath.ac.uk/30228/ Examining gender disparities in injury mortality; men at exceptional risklast_img read more

CNN is the mostwatched international news channel


first_imgCNN is the most-watched international news channel in Africa, according to the latest EMS Africa survey.The broadcaster’s monthly reach across all platforms, including TV, online and mobile devices, stood at 70.3%. It was followed by BBC World news with a 55.4% reach and Al Jazeera with a 46.7% reach. At 51.6%, CNN’s weekly TV reach also beat BBC World News (37.7%) and Al Jazeera English (30.5%).“To reach almost a third of EMS respondents every day, far eclipsing all our rivals is an achievement we’re proud of. For CNN to grow its audience in an increasingly crowded marketplace puts a tangible marker of appreciation on our journalism. The reach of our brand in Africa has never been stronger and we thank our viewers for their loyalty,” said Tony Maddox, executive vice-president of CNN International.last_img read more